SBC President Johnny Hunt has selected "LoveLoud through the Great Commission" (1 John 3:18) as the theme for this year's sessions.
"We've got to 'Love Loud'!" Hunt, pastor of the Atlanta-area First Baptist Church in Woodstock, declared. "Loud Love moves beyond the four walls of the church. I hope to encourage our folks to roll up their sleeves and get after it.
"Our theme verse is clear," Hunt said of 1 John 3:18, which states: "My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth."
"It is not simply enough to say; we must do!" Hunt said. "We have embraced what we believe. It is now or never to engage this generation with what we believe — the Gospel.
"Our nation is lost. We have the answer. Let's do it!"
Registration for the Orlando annual meeting once again will provide churches with the online opportunity to register their messengers at www.sbc.net to avoid waiting at the counter upon arrival at the convention.
By registering online, the SBC Web site provides a church with a messenger reference number form to be printed out and presented by each messenger at the SBC registration booth in exchange for a nametag and a set of ballots. The appropriate church-authorized representative must complete all online registrations.
The traditional registration method also is available for those churches that are unable or may not opt to access the online registration. Registration cards are available from state convention offices.
For Your Information:
Online Messenger Registration
For information on online messenger pre-registration, go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net, and click on "Messengers."
For information about hotel choices for the SBC annual meeting, go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net, and click on "Housing."
For information on volunteering opportunities at the Southern Baptist Convention, go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net and click on "Become a Volunteer!"
For discount-ticket information for all major Orlando theme parks, go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net.
For information on preschool childcare (birth-3), go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net, and click on "Children and Students."
For information on Children's Conference (4-12), go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net, and click on "Children and Students."
For information on Centrifuge (13-18), go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net, and click on "Children and Students."
Parking at the Orange County Convention Center
Parking at the Orange County Convention Center is $11 each time you pull through the gate. If you do not absolutely have to have your car during the day, you may want to consider using the shuttle service which is only $10 for the entire time.
Hotel Shuttle Service
Shuttle service will begin Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m. and is complimentary from the hotels to the Orange County Convention Center on Sunday and Monday.
Once at the center, shuttle passes can be purchased for $10 in the Shuttle Booth located in the Lobby. Shuttle Booth hours will be 3-9 p.m. on Sunday, 8-5:30 p.m. on Monday and 8-noon on Tuesday.
Monday through Wednesday shuttle service will begin at 7:00 a.m. and run until completion of the evening sessions.
Shuttle Service will be available to/from all the hotels on the SBC Official Housing List.
For everything 2010 SBC Annual Meeting, go to www.sbcannualmeeting.net.